Sisters Rhythm & Brews Festival scheduled for July has announced that it is canceling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Festival organizers Jennifer and Joe Rambo announced the decision in an update to patrons on Tuesday, April 21.

“After many weeks of anguish, consternation and many, many tears, we have decided to err on the side of caution and will be postponing this year’s Sisters Rhythm & Brews Festival to July 2021,” they wrote. “This decision comes with incredible sadness as we so looked forward to spending another amazing weekend with our growing festival family. For the health and well being of all parties involved including you, our ticket holders, we feel this is the safest decision.”

The Festival will automatically roll over tickets to next year’s event.

“Prior to next year’s festival, upload the ticket to your phone or print out the hard copy and we will see you at the front gate!” the Rambos wrote. “Due to our ongoing commitments to the artists, community, vendors and the resources already allocated to this year’s event, as a show of your support we strongly encourage you to take this action. As of this morning it looks like almost all of this year’s artists will be back for next year!”

The Festival will continue its commitment to scholarships for high school seniors and its support of Sisters Habitat for Humanity and Heart of Oregon YouthBuild.

Refunds for those who request them will be processed starting the first week of July.

“Letting go is a part of life and we want to gracefully say thank you and goodbye to the 2020 festival season,” the Rambos stated. “We wish you all good health and safety during this very painful experience.”